Industrial Services - Combustible Dust Assessments

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Dust Explosion Pentagon Dust Collector with Ductwork Isolation and Supression


Many manufacturing processes create very small particles of dust which may become airborne, where they settle on surfaces and in crevices throughout the plant.  Eventually these particles not only create a housekeeping issue, but if the particles are combustible, they can represent a potentially explosive dust cloud if disturbed.  Combustible dusts are often either organic or metal dusts that are finely ground into very small particles.

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The United States Department of Labor issued the Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program, which gives guidance to an OSHA Compliance Officer on enforcement. Specifically, the guidance covers the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code's and other standards to support enforcement.